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Mercyful Fate:  The Afterlife

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
     edited by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl

FIND EVERY MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://republika.pl/tlange/

Date last modified:  09-10-01

PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (clean)
e|-1---1------5-----3-----1---|
B|-3-----3------3-----3-----3-|
G|-2-------2------2-----2-----|
D|-0--------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
 
e|-1---1------3-----1------0----|
B|-3-----3------3-----3------3--|
G|-2-------2------2-----2-------|
D|-0----------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

Riff 2 (clean)            x4
e|-----0-------------------|
B|-------3-----------2-----|
G|---------2-------2-------|
D|-----------0---0---------|
A|-------------0-----------|
E|--0----------------------|

Intro solo
e|-12-13-15^^--15^r-13-12-13-12-----------|
B|-----------------------------15-14-15~\-|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-14-15----------------------------------------|
G|-------15--14-12----------------------12-14~--|
D|-----------------15-14-12-11-12-14-15---------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-12^-12~-12^r-10-12-10h12p10-------------------------|
B|-----------------------------13-11-10----------------|
G|--------------------------------------12-10-9--------|
D|----------------------------------------------12-11~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------10----11-10--13-11-10-----------------|
G|--------9-----10-9--12-10-----12-----------------12-10-9---------|
D|-12-11----12---------------------------------------------12-12~~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo
 
Riff 3 (clean, first time play note in () )
e|-(1)-------1--------5-----3-----1---|
B|-------3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---------2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-----0-----------0------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
   "Why am I here....."

e|-------1--------3-----1------0----|
B|---3-----3--------3-----3------3--|
G|-----2-----2--------2-----2-------|
D|-0-----------0--------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "In a quiet mortuary......"

Riff 4 (clean)               x4
e|------0---------------0-----|
B|--------3-----------3-------|
G|----------0-------3---------|
D|------------2---3-----------|
A|--------------1-------------|
E|---0------------------------|
   "Nobody sees me....."

Play Riff 3   "Seems like I don't exist...."
Last time, leave off last two notes and play this next riff:

Riff 5 (clean)
e|-----------1---------------------|
B|---------1-----------------------|
G|-------2----------0-------0------|
D|-0-2-3----------2-------0----3---|
A|--------------3-------2----------|
E|---------------------------------|
   "...can hear me as I........"

Riff 6 (distortion)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-10-9--9------9--8--8------8-|
A|-10-9--9----9----8--8----8---|
E|--8-7--7--7------6--6--6-----|
            * *          * *
   "...scream!!!!!"

Riff 7 
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7/9------12-11------9---12-11-9-9----2-5-0-4-5-4tr5-|
A|-5/7------10--9------7---10--9-7-7--3----------------|
E|-----0000-------0000---0-----------------------------|
       ****       ****   *            * *   * * *
   "I do not feel......."
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------8------| Guitar 2 plays
G|------------------------------------9-7--------9~~-| top notes
D|-7/9------12-11------9---12-11-9-9------9-8-5------|
A|-5/7------10--9------7---10--9-7-7--7-5--------7~--|
E|-----0000-------0000---0----------------7-6--------|
       ****       ****   * 
   "Could it really be....."
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7/9------12-11------9---12-11-9-9----2-5-0-4-5-4tr5-|
A|-5/7------10--9------7---10--9-7-7--3----------------|
E|-----0000-------0000---0-----------------------------|
       ****       ****   *            * *   * * *   
    "You gotta tell me....."
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7/9------12-11------9---12-11-9-9--0-4-5---2-5-----|
A|-5/7------10--9------7---10--9-7-7--------3-----2-0-|
E|-----0000-------0000---0----------------------------|
       ****       ****   *            * *   * *   * *  
    "Could it really be....."

Riff 8
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-3----------------------4-6----------------------|
D|-4-3----------------------4-6----------------------|
A|-2-1----------------------2-4----------------------|
E|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
        * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * * * *  
   "Does it really matter......"

Riff 1a (clean)                                 
e|--1---5------3------1-----1---3------1------0----|
B|--3-----3------3------3---3-----3------3------3--|
G|--2-------2------2--------2-------2------2-------|
D|--0-----------------------0----------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Play Riff 3   "Why am I here....."
Play Riff 4   "Nobody sees me...."
Play Riff 5   "As....I...."
Play Riff 6   "Scream!!!!"
Play Riff 7   "Why do I feel......"
Play Riff 8   "Does it really matter......"
                                                                      
Solo Rhythm:

Riff 9
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|----------2---7-6--------------------4--4-|
D|----------2---7-6--------------------4--4-|
A|-5--2-2-2-0-0-5-4--------5-------5---2--2-|
E|-------------------0-5-7---0-5-7---0------|
      * * *          * * *   * * *   * 

Riff 10 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--4~---6-7-------------5-----|
E|-----------5--4--2--0-----0--|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------3--4-|
A|-5--4------------5-4-3--------1--2-|
E|--------2--2---0--------2--2-------|

Play Riff 7   "Why do I feel......."
Play Riff 8   "Does it really matter..."
Play Riff 9   Solo Rhythm


notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
ah  =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

            
            
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